The Era of Expressways
- The Comprehensive Traffic Study reports that an all-bus system is not practical and recommends go-ahead of a mass transit rail system.
- Pan Island Expressway (PIE) opened to traffic. East Coast Parkway (ECP) completed.
- Benjamin Sheares Bridge completed.
- First computerised Area Traffic Control System for city area traffic signals.
- Green light finally given to build MRT.
- Taxis allowed to install radios; front-seat seat belts compulsory for taxis.
- Trans-Island Bus Services (TIBS) Ltd began operations as Singapore's second public bus operator.
- Singapore Bus Service (SBS) Taxi started operations.
- Air-conditioned buses introduced on Singapore roads.
- Most buses converted to one-man-operated fare collection system.
- Bukit Timah Expressway (BKE) completed.
- Incorporation of Singapore Mass Rapid Transit Ltd (SMRT), the private operator of the MRT system.
- Public Transport Council (PTC) set up to regulate bus services and public transport fares.
- First section of the MRT system, from Yio Chu Kang to Toa Payoh, opened for service. Within 3 weeks, the millionth ride is recorded.
- Ayer Rajah Expressway (AYE) completed.
- TransitLink set up by SBS, SMRT and TIBS to develop an integrated bus-rail public transport system.